(b. 1475, Caprese, d. 1564, Roma)

View of the Medici Chapel

Sagrestia Nuova, San Lorenzo, Florence

Medici Chapel (Cappella Medicea) is the chapel housing monuments to members of the Medici family, in the New Sacristy of the Church of San Lorenzo in Florence. The funereal monuments were commissioned in 1520 by Pope Clement VII (formerly Cardinal Giulio de' Medici), executed largely by Michelangelo from 1520 to 1534, and completed by Michelangelo's pupils after his departure.

The picture shows the tomb of Giuliano de' Medici (at left) and the Virgin and Child between Sts Cosmas and Damian.